Intel 13th generation processor has just released news on its 13th generation of desktop processors. Raptor Lake is the codename for a family of new central processing unit models that currently consists of three different SKUs. Intel says that the 13th generation improves upon the 12th generation in both single-threaded and multi-threaded performance by up to 15% and 41%, respectively.
Intel 13th generation processor
The new Core i9-13900K and its iGPU-free counterpart, the 13900KF, are the top of the line processors. Following in the footsteps of the 12th generation’s hybrid architectural design, the 13900K consists of 8 PowerPC cores and 16 Embedded Cores, for a total of 32 Threads (there is no Hyper-Threading on the E-cores). The L2 cache is 32MB, and the Intel Smart Cache is 36MB (L3). Both the P and E cores can turbo up to 4.3 GHz, with the P core reaching speeds of up to 5.8 GHz. The minimum power need for the CPU is 125W, while its maximum Turbo power is 253W.
The 13700K comes in at number two and sports 8 P-cores and 8 E-cores for a total of 24 threads. A total of 30MB of L3 cache and 24MB of L2 cache are available. Both the P-cores and the E-cores can reach a maximum of 5.4GHz with turbo. It can reach a maximum of 253W in Turbo mode and has a base power of 125W. (yes, same as the i9). The RCP of the 13700K is $408, while that of the 13700KF is $384.
The final option is the 13600K, which combines 6 P-cores and 8 E-cores into 20 threads. The L2 cache is 20 MB, and the L3 cache is 24 MB. The P-cores can reach 5.1GHz, and the E-cores can reach 3.9GHz. It operates at a minimum of 125W and up to a maximum of 181W in Turbo mode. The 13600K has a retail cost of $319, whereas the 13600KF costs $294.
CPU Pcel, Memory
Twenty CPU PCIe lanes (up to 16 PCIe 5.0 + 4 PCIe 4.0) and compatibility with DDR5 5600 and DDR4 3200 memory are standard across all six models. Intel UHD Graphics 770 is standard on all models that aren’t designated with a letter “F.”
The 13th generation CPUs are backwards-compatible with both the new Z790 chipset motherboards and the older 600-series motherboards. On October 20th, you’ll be able to purchase the latest CPUs and motherboards.
In addition to the Core i9-13900K, there is also the Core i9-13900KF, which lacks an integrated graphics processing unit. The Intel 13900K uses the same hybrid architecture as the previous generation, with 8 P-cores and 16 E-cores for a total of 32 threads. No Hyper-Threading is available on E-cores. A 32MB L2 cache and a 36MB L3 cache are included. It’s possible to push the P-cores to 5.8GHz and the E-cores to 4.3GHz. Both of Intel’s top-tier 13th-generation CPUs have a base power of 125W and a maximum Turbo power of 253W.
The i5-13700KF is an iGPU-free variation of Intel’s upcoming 13th-generation processor, the 13700K. It has a total of 24 processor threads thanks to its 8 P-cores and 8 E-cores. It also includes 30MB of L3 cache and 24MB of L2 cache. The 13700K has a peak frequency of 5.4GHz on the P-cores and 4.2GHz on the E-cores. The i9 uses the same 125W and 253W of Turbo power as the i9 of this year.
The 13600K adds an iGPU-free option to Intel’s lineup; it features 6 P-cores and 8 E-cores for a total of 20 processing threads. The L2 cache is 20 MB, and the L3 cache is 24 MB. Both the P-cores and the E-cores are capable of speeds of up to 5.1 GHz. The 13600K maintains its 125W base power and 181W maximum Turbo Power.
CPU and Versions
Six versions have been revealed so far this year by Intel, and they all include up to 20 CPU PCle lanes (16 PCle 5.0 + 4 PCle 4.0). The CPUs are compatible with DDR4 and DDR5 memory (with the latter supporting faster memory through XMP), respectively. Intel UHD Intel 13th generation processor Graphic 770 is the integrated GPU found in all K-series machines.
It was stated on Tuesday that the current Z790 chipset motherboards, as well as the 600-series motherboards, are compatible with all Intel 13th generation processors.